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June 2018 Election Information

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The California Voter’s Choice Act is a new law passed in 2016 that will modernize elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a new model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.  The Statewide Direct Primary Election, taking place on June 5, 2018, will be the first time the new election model is enacted.

This new election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:

  • Mailing every voter a ballot
  • Expanding in-person early voting
  • Allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county

Brisbane City Hall (50 Park Place) will actually be one of the 30 Vote Centers that will be open June 2 – 5, three days prior to Election Day.  Its hours BEFORE Election Day will be 9am – 5pm and 7am – 8pm ON Election Day.  In accordance with the law, there will be 5 Vote Centers open for 10 days before Election Day and 4 Vote Centers open 29 days before Election Day.  Visit https://www.smcacre.org/vote-centers for more information.

Also important to note: The June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election is an all-mailed ballot election.  Every eligible voter will be mailed a ballot and can vote by mail or cast their ballot in person at a Vote Center during the times and days specified above.  The first day Vote by Mail ballots will be mailed to registered voters in the County is May 7, 2018, with Ballot Drop-Off locations open throughout the County starting May 8th (there will be a Ballot Drop-off Box at Brisbane City Hall as well). 

Not registered to vote?  Visit https://www.smcacre.org/register-vote by May 21st to get registered online.  You can also register to vote via the mail (postmarked by May 21st).  Just complete a Voter Registration Form, which you can find at City Hall.  Note: you must re-register to vote if you change your name, address, or want to change your political affiliation (party).  Lastly, you can also register to vote or update your registration at any Vote Center location even on Election Day.  For more information, please contact the County’s Registration and Elections Division at (650) 312-5222.

CA Voter's Choice Act Flyer

Accessible Vote by Mail System for Disabled and Visually Impaired Voters Flyer

"See you at the 7" Book Reception

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Owner of Brisbane's historic 7 Mile House, Vanessa Garcia, was the reason City Hall was abuzz this past Wednesday evening, where a book reception was held in the large conference room in celebration of her new book, "See You at the 7: Stories from the Bay Area's Last Original Mile House".  The book is co-authored by award-winning editor Regina Abuyuan (also, Vanessa's cousin!), with a foreword by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte (Native Son). The book contains old maps of the area, historic photos, and interviews with locals who recount their experiences at 7 Mile House over the years.  Adorning the walls of the large conference room are framed prints of the book's signature (or very first) copy, along with artifacts that Vanessa has held onto over the fourteen years she's owned the restaurant, some of which stem from 7 Mile House's 160 years in existence.  Come and check out the exhibit, which will be on display through the spring. 

There is also a copy of Vanessa's book on display to thumb through.  But to order your very own copy, please click here.

Increased Traffic Enforcement on Bayshore

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On Wednesday, April 18th, the Brisbane Police Department along with officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will be participating in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.).  The STEP program is a county collaboration to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County.

Due to the number of continued complaints raised by residents of excessive speed violations on Bayshore Boulevard, S.T.E.P will conduct a Saturation Traffic Enforcement operation in our city.  Their focus will be on excessive speed violators and other traffic violations including cell phone use, seat belts and other dangerous violations.  Officers will be stopping vehicles as well as motorcycles and bicyclists.

The San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association are working together to collectively focus on reducing the number of injuries and traffic collisions throughout San Mateo County.

The agencies you may see participating with Brisbane PD include Belmont PD, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Burlingame PD, Colma PD, Daly City PD, East Palo Alto PD, Menlo Park PD, Foster City PD, Pacifica PD, Redwood City PD, San Bruno PD, San Mateo PD, San Mateo County Public Safety Communications, and South San Francisco Police.

What SB 35 Means for the City of Brisbane

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If you’ve been following reports on the State’s housing shortage, then you’ve likely heard mention of Senate Bill 35 (SB 35).  SB 35 was approved in 2017 and establishes a streamlined development review process for new multi-family residential projects that meet the requirements established in the legislation.  The intent of SB 35 is to promote the construction of new housing in California in response to historic trends where housing production has not kept pace with population growth.  You may be wondering if or how SB 35 affects Brisbane and the Baylands in particular.  This is the City’s view.

SB 35 Generally

Developers can utilize the streamlining provisions of SB 35 in any jurisdiction in California where housing production has not met or exceeded targets set by the State through what is called the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process.  A vast majority of the 500+ cities and counties throughout the state are potentially subject to SB 35, as housing production targets have only been met in 13 jurisdictions statewide.  Regional application of SB 35 has been utilized in the Bay Area so far, with developers apparently invoking SB 35 to streamline the review process for three projects in the region to date.  These include a complex on the Vallco shopping center site in Cupertino (2,400 units, 1,200 affordable or low-income), another on 4th St. in West Berkeley (260 units, 130 affordable or low-income) and, just announced, a development on Bryant St. in San Francisco (130 units, 65 affordable or low-income).

To be subject to the SB 35 process, a residential project must qualify under a lengthy list of criteria.  Some of these include: a minimum percentage of units set aside for low income residents (up to 50% depending on the jurisdiction), adherence to construction labor standards pertaining to use of a skilled workforce and payment of prevailing wages, and compliance with all objective development standards established by the local jurisdiction.

There are also limitations on potential development sites where SB 35 can be applied.  Sites with environmental constraints such as hazardous materials contamination, flood zones, and wetlands are ineligible to utilize SB 35.  Additionally, SB 35-eligible sites must be infill (e.g., at least 75% surrounded by urban development) and zoned for residential uses.

SB 35’s Application to Brisbane and the Baylands

Recent housing production in Brisbane has not fully met state-imposed targets, so SB 35 applies to Brisbane.  However in regard to the Baylands, the Baylands is not zoned for residential uses and the site has toxic contamination which has not been remediated to allow for residential uses.  These two factors alone render the Baylands ineligible for SB 35 streamlining.  

If you’d like to sign up for email notifications about updates regarding the Baylands project, please sign up on the City’s website at: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-email-list-sign-up-form.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/15/2018


Brisbane Eagles Club
Cancer Fund Enchilada Dinner
Sat., April 21, 2pm @ Eagles
Open to the Public


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Telegraph Quartet w/ Angela Lee
Sat., April 21, Miss. Blue Center
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Posted 4/11/2018


Donate to Concerts in the Park!
There is Still Time to Join w/ your
Fellow Community Members
For More Info: 415-657-4321


Join us for a Special Screening of
"Screenagers"
Thurs., April 19, 6:30-8pm
Lipman Middle School, 1 Solano St.

 

Free Blood Pressure Checks

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A retired dialysis nurse and avid Senior Club-goer, Brisbane resident Teresita Brooks began offering free blood pressure checks to her fellow Brisbane Seniors (ages 55 and older) on April 6th.  Stop by the Sunrise Room, located at 2 Visitacion Ave., every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month between 10am - noon for your free check by Teresita.  The next time Teresita will be volunteering her services will be Friday, April 20th.  There will be no blood pressure checks done during the month of May, but Teresita will be back on Friday, June 1st, to resume doing so every 1st and 3rd Friday, from 10am - noon.

Thank you, Teresita, for your warm heart and giving back to your community in such an important and helpful way!

Visitacion Gardens Senior Housing

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Visitacion Gardens Apartments is accepting waitlist applications for two-bedroom apartments renting for $1246/month. Other unit sizes and rent levels area also available.

Visitacion Gardens Apartments is a 14-unit senior (age 62 or older) community located in downtown Brisbane.  Located next to the Senior Center, these attractive one- and two-bedroom apartments include:

  • All-electric kitchen
  • Washer/dryer hook-up
  • Wall-to-wall carpets
  • Walk-in closet

    The residential community offers:
  • Onsite laundry facility
  • Beautifully landscaped walkway
  • Limited assigned parking
  • Professional management

    To obtain an application, visit their office at 8 Visitacion Avenue, Brisbane, CA 94005, or call (415) 330-9252.

PenTV's "The Game": Ep. 250

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A couple weeks ago, Mayor Clarke Conway and City Manager Clay Holstine were invited to be guests on PenTV's "The Game", a community show about local politics, sports, music, movies, and more.  They talked about the regional housing shortage, the complexity of the Baylands site with it being highly contaminated, and the desire for the Baylands to be cleaned up to a standard where a true residential neighborhood could one day exist.

April 2018 Marina Newsletter

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 Click here to read the April 2018 Marina Newsletter.

April STAR Newsletter

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to read the April STAR Newsletter & Summer Activity Guide.